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My macro algae with my dragon eel
 

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Where do I get me some of this eye candy? I never see it at the LFS. I rarely see it for sale in the for sale forum.
I suggest checking out places like Gulf Coast Ecosystems, Reef Cleaners, KP Aquatics, and even Algae Barn has some. Some local people might have some, but these are the main places I get mine / see them for sale
 

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Yes! Macros are awesome! Here’s some pictures of my sunlit refugium. Algae grows so much faster than coral it’s a constantly changing underwater garden. Perfect place for all those cool little invertebrates that would get lost in a larger aquarium. And many times I have to turn off my skimmer it’s so efficient at lowering nutrients.

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Where did you get your different macroalgae from?
 

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Gracalaria hayi center piece, some pieces would break off and ended up looking nice settling in gaps and growing like bushes. Some random mermaid fans scattered around. Tangs/urchin would eat other softer macros.
Red grapes is one I've been wanting to try, but is a lil harder to find.
 

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Gracalaria hayi center piece, some pieces would break off and ended up looking nice settling in gaps and growing like bushes. Some random mermaid fans scattered around. Tangs/urchin would eat other softer macros.
Red grapes is one I've been wanting to try, but is a lil harder to find.
What is your favorite macroalgae that you have? :cool:
 

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What is your favorite macroalgae that you have? :cool:
Definitely the gracalaria hayi, which I got from you guys at Reefalpaooloza in Jersey 2 years ago! I used to have a fox face that decided to devour the halymenia maculata, it was a nice suddle contrast while it lasted, lol.

Halimeda is one that looked very nice on the floor, between the sand and rock, but has not done well for my tank for some reason...
 
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Darn Foxface and their taste for macro algae haha. What are you water parameters at? What do you plan to put on those floating shelves in the back?
 

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Pretty standard parameters, alk hovers 8.5-9. Nitates are ~5, Phosphates is outlier and is between about 1. It's something I just accepted, since the rest of the tank is fine and the type of foods that get fed are high in it.

As for the shelves, they are recent and the top left has one of those toadstools with the longer polyps The other rock I'm still unsure what to add. Any suggestions are welcomed! Really hoping the gorgonian grows taller in the background and flows between those 2 rocks.
 
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Pretty standard parameters, alk hovers 8.5-9. Nitates are ~5, Phosphates is outlier and is between about 1. It's something I just accepted, since the rest of the tank is fine and the type of foods that get fed are high in it.

As for the shelves, they are recent and the top left has one of those toadstools with the longer polyps The other rock I'm still unsure what to add. Any suggestions are welcomed! Really hoping the gorgonian grows taller in the background and flows between those 2 rocks.
A mushroom rock would look pretty cool up there!
 
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I looked at your portfolio of pictures. Very nice. Kudos to you. I also like the way you use natural sunlight.

While I so much enjoy the thin elongated blades of emerald green Caulerpa Prolifera, the holdfast are difficult to remove if it gets on your live rock. A meadow in the substrate has worked for me, but it grows very fast.
 

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